Revenue Mobilization Africa has launched the “Blue Community” initiative to ensure equitable access to water - Onlinetimesgh

Revenue Mobilization Africa has launched the “Blue Community” initiative to ensure equitable access to water


Revenue Mobilization Africa (RMA) has launched the “Blue Community” initiative to ensure equitable and sustainable water distribution.

The initiative adopts a water commons framework, treating water as a shared resource and a collective responsibility. Its goals include combating pollution, preventing privatization of water resources, and ensuring fair access to water for all.


Executive Director of RMA, Geoffrey Ocansey emphasized promoting public financing and operation of water services, banning bottled water sales in public facilities, and raising awareness about water rights.
According to him, this initiative could reshape water management in Africa.
“As Blue Community Africa Project is being launched today, we are not just starting a new initiative; we are kindling a movement that has the potential to reshape water management and protection across our continent”, he said.
Deputy Finance Minister, Dr. Alexander Ampabeng stated that, the Blue Community initiative aligns with Ghana’s developmental goals, viewing water as a common good and a human right.
He pointed out significant improvements in water access from 2017 to 2022 stating that, the population’s access to basic drinking water services had increased from 79 per cent in 2017 and to 87.7 per cent in 2022 and the development of Water Safety Plans. Despite progress, challenges remain, and coordinated efforts from the government, private sector, civil society, and international partners are crucial for success.
“The commitment of the government to keep up efforts to protect valuable water resources for future generations. increase access to water and sanitation services, and improve the quality of water available to citizens,” he added.

Chief Executive officer “Community water and sanitation Agency”, Mr Aloysius Adjietey, called for strong policy framework, anti-corruption measures, improved service delivery, and investment in water infrastructure to achieve sustainable development goals.

Story: Mathew Ahiaveh -Captain

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